All-Area Boys Basketball: First Team Profiles, Second Team and Honorable Mention
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All-Area Boys Basketball: First Team Profiles, Second Team and Honorable Mention

Second team Jirehl Brock, G, Sr., Quincy Adreke Brumbaugh, F, Sr., Hannibal Kyle Colgrove, F, Jr., Western Peyton Dooley, G, Sr., West Hancock Will Fromm, G, Sr., Scotland County Brandon Kracht, F, Sr., Clark County Jordan Neisen, G, Jr., Liberty Bill Nun

Barnett hopes Central's historic season is just the beginning
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Barnett hopes Central's historic season is just the beginning

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Class 1A regional championship plaque is still sitting on James Barnett's desk in his basketball office inside Central High School. It isn't hanging on the wall yet because one of the player from the Central boys basketball team sti

Measures of greatness: Pirates' Jones stacks up in every regard
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Measures of greatness: Pirates' Jones stacks up in every regard

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- One of the more intangible measuring sticks for greatness is an athlete's ability to make those around him better. Typically, that means teammates. Dezi Jones took it a step further. He made Hannibal boys basketball coach Marty Hull...

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Boys basketball statistical leaders: 2018-19

SCORING Player GP Pts PPG Dezi Jones, Hannibal 23 690 30.0 Drake Hammel, WH 29 579 20.0 C.E. Talton, MCity 29 573 19.8 Will Fromm, SC 22 399 18.1 Cole Schwartz, PS 30 520 17.3 Dylan Foley, QND 28 460 16.4 Nathan Hendricker, BC 24 393 16.4 RagarMcKinney, P

Name game: Summers' career achievements make her known commodity
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Name game: Summers' career achievements make her known commodity

MONROE CITY, Mo. Cody Leonard didn't understand why Jada Summers seemed so agitated. During a shootout last summer at Northwest Missouri State University, the Monroe City girls basketball team faced an unfamiliar opponent that appeared plenty familiar wit

All-Area Girls Basketball: First Team Profiles, Second Team and Honorable Mention
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All-Area Girls Basketball: First Team Profiles, Second Team and Honorable Mention

Second team Hallie Dyer, G, Soph., Monroe City Bella Falconer, F, Fr., Hannibal Audrey Fohey, G, Sr., Palmyra Ally Heldt, G, Sr., Brown County Emma Knipe, G, Sr., West Hancock Addi Miller, G, Sr., Unity Sarah Nelson, F, Sr., Quincy Meredith O'Neal, G, Sr.

Long guides C-SE back to sectionals, gets revenge along the way
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Long guides C-SE back to sectionals, gets revenge along the way

CAMP POINT, Ill. All the practice and preparation led to this. The Central-Southeastern girls basketball team eyed a rematch with Eureka with the chance to get one step closer to another sectional championship. It's everything Panthers coach Matt Long and

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Girls Basketball Statistical Leaders: 2018-19

SCORING Player GP Pts PPG Laney Lantz, Cen 28 664 23.7 Jada Summers, MonC  28 624 22.3 Laken Hugenberg, Canton 27 494 19.8 Sydney Hummert, QND 27 520 19.3 Kennedy Flanagan, High 23 415 18.0 Sidney Miller, KnoxC 26 436 16.8 Ally Heldt, BC 29 476 16.4 Kaitl

Shootout teams ending season in trophy contention
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Shootout teams ending season in trophy contention

Over the past month, organizers of the Quincy Shootout have begun to unveil the teams committed to playing in next year's third annual event. It's creating a must-see vibe. Nationally ranked Modesto (Calif.) Christian, three-time state champion...

Defense helping Trail Blazers peak at right time
Men's College Basketball

Defense helping Trail Blazers peak at right time

It became as visible as ever Sunday afternoon, but Cory Miller Jr. believes the defensive effort carrying the John Wood Community College men's basketball team to the national tournament has been building to a crescendo. "We're peaking when we want...